Discover Android hardware and system info with CPU-Z

CPU-Z for Android displays a lot of useful hardware and system information on your Android device.

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PC users who like to tinker with their Windows systems with things like overclocking use CPU-Z to get useful hardware and system data for their projects. The developers over at CPUID have now brought CPU-Z to the Android community. Whether you've rooted your Android device and are looking to overclock it or if you're just curious about your hardware's internals, CPU-Z can help.

CPU-Z for Android divides the displayed data into four tabs: SOC (system on chip), System, Battery, and Sensors. SOC shows you details of your Android device's CPU, including name, architecture, and clock speed. The System tab provides system details, like the model of the device, OS version, screen resolution, and storage.

CPU-Z SOC and System
Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET

The Battery tab shows the battery health, type, temperature and more. The last tab, Sensors, provides data for the sensors in your device, like the accelerometer, proximity sensor, and magnetic sensor.

CPU-Z Battery and Sensors
Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET

Remember that CPU-Z for Android is still in beta, so you may run into some bugs. For example, some users have pointed out that it seems to draw a lot of battery power. If that's the case, you may want to force-stop the app when you're done using it, to keep it from draining your battery.

(Via Android Central)

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About the author

Ed Rhee, a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an IT veteran turned stay-at-home-dad of two girls. He focuses on Android devices and applications while maintaining a review blog at techdadreview.com.

 

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